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MORRILL – Nellie H. Blood Thompson, 94, died April 8, 2009, at a local hospital with her loving family at her side. She was born Nov. 27, 1914, at Pearl Brook Farm on the Shepard Road in Belfast, the daughter of George and Thirza (Cross) Herbert. She attended Whitcomb’s School, Waldo. After moving to Pleasant View Farm, Waldo, she attended Crosby High School, graduating in 1932. She attended Farmington State Normal School from 1933 to 1934, later the University of Maine, graduating in 1969 with honors and a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education. She married Robert Blood in January 1936. They lived in Belfast and had three children, later moving to Morrill and living at the Blood Homestead. In 1953, she began teaching and taught for 28 years, retiring in 1976. Nellie was the recipient of the Boston Cane for being the oldest citizen in Morrill. She was active in Morrill Grange. She was secretary of Morrill Historical Society, treasurer of Waldo County Education Association Retired, NEA, MEA and Delta Kappa Gamma secretary. She was also a member of Morrill Baptist Church and a volunteer for Hospital Chaplaincy, Salvation Army and Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed reading to patients in nursing homes. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Blood in 1971; her second husband, Floyd Thompson in 1987; and her son, David Blood in 2007. Nellie is survived by her children, Nancy L. Sampson and husband, Robert, of Morrill and Rebecca B. Vachon and husband, William, of Morrill; daughter-in-law, Irene Blood of Morrill; her brother, Howard Herbert and wife, Doris, of Belfast; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11, at Morrill Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Reynolds officiating. Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, at Morrill Village Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Waldo County General Hospital, Hospice Unit, 116 Northport Ave., Belfast, ME 04915 or Camp Fair Haven, Brooks, ME 04921. Arrangements under the care of Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast.

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